Sargent's Cornelius Vanderbilt Portrait Returns to Newport

  • July 14, 2009 16:34

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Sargent's portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Antiques & the Arts

Newport, R.I.: A John Singer Sargent portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, painted in 1890, has returned to The Breakers, the former Vanderbilt summer cottage in Newport, a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

The portrait was acquired in late May at Sotheby's. The purchase price of $230,500 was financed from the preservation society's collections reserve, supplemented by donations from Vanderbilt family descendants.

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